Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi are currently making the most of their rare break off from football by unwinding in very different ways in Dubai.
Manchester United midfielder Pogba, who was forced to pull out of the France squad with a thigh injury, enjoyed a trip to the zoo where he spent time hanging out with the various animals.
Pogba also posted a video on Instagram of him mocking his unique penalty run-up, which United fans have seen all too regularly this season.
In the social media video, the World Cup winner can be seen jokingly racing against a tortoise, alongside the caption: ‘Pogba penalty run vs turtle… I’m not that slow’.
After his visit to the turtle sanctuary, Pogba was then seen feeding a baby bear before being mimicked by a monkey.
Meanwhile, Barcelona star Messi, who has been absent from national duty since the World Cup, opted for a more leisurely time in Dubai. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner decided to spend some quality downtime with his wife.
Antonella Roccuzzo posted a picture on her own Instagram account of the pair posing for a picture on their holiday, accompanied by the message: ‘Night out in Dubai’.
Pogba and Messi had been entertained by Culinary celebrity Salt Bae in Dubai the night before.
The Turkish internet sensation wowed the pair with his meat-cutting skills, and his iconic salt sprinkling style that gave him his popular name.
Both players had a go at re-creating his technique, to differing success, and were then fed a slice piece straight from the knife.